A California High School sophomore was severely injured last week when he fell from the third-story of a building at St. Mary's College.

Ryan McNeely, who recently finished his freshman year of high school, was attending an overnight football camp at St. Mary's last week, said San Ramon Valley Unified School District Spokesman Terry Koehne.

When a group of boys became locked out of their dorm room after curfew, McNeely volunteered to help them by being lowered from his room on the fourth floor into their third-floor window, using a coaxial television cable, Koehne said.

The cable snapped and McNeely fell, breaking his legs, wrists and arms. He was taken to a local hospital and has undergone multiple surgeries. Koehne said he did not sustain any head, spine or internal injuries.

Koehne said he believed the accident happened on Saturday but wasn't certain. McNeely was attending the optional football camp to train for next year's junior varsity team.

A Facebook page called "Get Better Ryan Mcneely" had 319 members by Thursday morning.

Reach Hilary Costa at 925-943-8013.



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